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Objective. To determine the incidence, management, complications, and outcome in neonates with thrombotic events. Study Design. We performed a retrospective study of all neonates with thrombotic events admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit from January 2004 to July 2010. Results. Thrombotic events were identified in 32 of 4734 neonates (0.7%). Seven(More)
BACKGROUND Hemostasis affects ischemic cardiovascular disease through its role in formation of occluding arterial thrombi. Several studies suggest that hemostasis also might play a role in atherogenesis. We investigated whether individuals with an inherited bleeding tendency are protected against development of atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS A total(More)
BACKGROUND Coagulation plays an important part in ischaemic cardiovascular disease. Results of studies have shown that extremes in hypocoagulability protect against ischaemic cardiovascular disease. We have investigated overall mortality and death from cardiovascular causes in carriers of haemophilia, who in most cases have mildly decreased coagulability(More)
BACKGROUND The results of a number of studies in pigs and mice suggest that absence of von Willebrand factor (vWF) protects against the development of atherosclerosis. We studied whether patients with a complete deficiency of vWF (type 3 von Willebrand disease [vWD]) develop fewer atherosclerotic vessel wall changes than healthy controls. METHODS AND(More)
OBJECTIVE Age is the strongest risk factor for venous thrombosis. Vessel wall changes such as thickening of venous valves may be one of the contributing mechanisms. We determined thickness and function of venous valves in the popliteal vein with ultrasound in 77 healthy individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS The study included 6 age groups ranging from 20 to 80(More)
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